Your blog has turned into a real business venture lately, and you’ve been working for a long time to get all the time and effort you put into your online persona to take off. Well, now’s the time to reap the fruits of your labour, and get someone else on board to help you out!
If you can afford to bring in a member of staff, and you have a sudden increase in work on your plate that could do with a bit of delegating, and you want to give you and your blog a little more legitimacy in the small business world, a PA will do the trick just right for you. If you’d rather them work remotely, *hire a VA instead.
Two Heads Mean Better Expansion Chances
Whatever hard work you go through to find a PA, it is going to pay off tenfold when you hire them. You see, if you’ve got another person on your team, giving you suggestions on ideas you’re not sure about and contacts you don’t know if you should reach out to, you’re going to feel a lot stronger about your expansion chances.
You’ll have a vote of confidence on your side when it’s necessary, and someone to point out where you’re going wrong when the need arises. After all, you’re here to build a business, in both financial and physical ways, and you’re going to need someone honest to rely on around you during a time like this.
Not only that, but if you’ve got a PA on your side, they can very easily pick up on any mistakes you make or decisions you miss, and either remind you of them or correct them themselves. It’s always nice to have someone looking out for you, no matter what you’re up to, but it’s a necessity in the business world.
The Recruitment Process Doesn’t Have to Be Hard
If you need a PA to work in your office, and you’ve got little time and energy to dedicate to putting out your own ads and interviewing potential candidates on your own schedule. The hiring process can be a lengthy one, and it’s probably one of the main reasons you’ve waited so long to think about bringing someone else on board. But thankfully, there’s plenty of middlemen out there you can turn to when you’re snowed under.
Maybe you’ve got a business contact with a recommendation – it won’t take much to send an email asking for their details. Maybe a friend of yours had a PA once and they’re still on the books, and they know the person has time to fit you into their schedule. Maybe you can turn to a recruitment agency, and have a whole list of suitable people in your hands as soon as you need them. There’s always going to be a step by step process here, and you don’t have to walk down it alone.
Bringing a PA into your small business will always be a strong decision.
This is a collaborative post.